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top stories on our t.v. suicide rates rise in japan as people struggle with the aftermath of that disaster we know all the atomic watchdog says the radiation at the stricken of the she went nuclear blast could it be could take her with lots. of dark days ahead of president obama now calls on the public to pressure congress and to compromise on avoiding default admitting america's verging on a catastrophe caused by washington. possibles fragile balance is disrupted as police move in to serve areas sparking fears of further ethnic tensions and the self-proclaimed republic.
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for south or eleven pm here in the russian capital you're watching r t well it's a just a few minutes for an earthquake and tsunami to devastate swathes of japan a tragedy that will take years to recover from and for some people it's simply too much to deal with the trauma of thousands of lost lives and tired towns leveled the threat of nuclear catastrophe r.t. shaun powerless reports on the worrying rise in japanese suicides. a triple disaster on a scale the world has never known causing damage and destruction and uncertainty forcing tens of thousands of japanese refugees to leave their lines behind and seek shelter anywhere they can and some people do. the bucket above the food. the
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problem is the minority they be they have been accused by. their classmates all you know of course by offshore. causing. if. not. the primarily a move towards self-preservation this idea of desertion is defined by many as characteristically in japanese and has earned those who have evacuated the dishonorable title of traitor. of course it's hard to hear that we have family members we think about our health but in other words we run away we escape because we're scared of radiation and there's no example in the world of something similar and the consequences are still ongoing. while those who have moved to shelters here in tokyo are facing that guilt and the pressure to move back home there are others who have lost everything cannot handle the overwhelming change and they are facing
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even darker demons japan already has one of the highest suicide rates in the world and following the disaster in march the government has issued a warning about a possible nationwide epidemic of depression here some organic farmers committed suicide because you know the organic. soil is everything very good soil for after many hours of hard work and it's just contaminated one night a week or so. i'm very sad to hear the news. many other farmers are also very much impressed a recent national survey in japan performed by dr roshini and his team shows that suicide rates in japan have been found increased in the months since the disaster compared to the same time frame in the previous ten years but the demographics are not what you might expect. increased.
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nope. edge centers. but they fear areas because some barbers striving to the. right and they have no can't do something to make society this disaster has certainly taken its toll on japan's economy and such constant reminders of an intense topic can harm the collective psyche of the people who live here as well because of the. tsunami disaster plus their disaster many people actually lost their jobs or their working on the show has crashed. so. yeah they have so many of them to commit suicide. causing japan's just to keep rising even live usual disasters subsided months before. or two. for the cleanup at the stricken fukushima
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nuclear plant has been praised by the head of the u.n. nuclear watchdog who said radiation it could be contained by the end of the year well you know is visiting the facility to assess the progress in preventing the nuclear crisis from getting worse because she was reactors were heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami and it calls the course to melt and release dangerous amounts of radiation into the environment workers have since been trying to restore the cooling system and to stop contaminated water from the reactors leaking into the sea. well the rock obama is calling on the american people to step up to the plate and pressure their politicians in dealing with the debt standoff congress has a week left to raise the country's multi-trillion dollar debt ceiling if it wants to avoid a potentially devastating default in a nationwide address obama warned that an american default would impact around the world well he blamed the republicans for stalling talks and refusing to accept
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a balanced approach the republican speaker john boehner hit back accusing obama of spending beyond the country's means and expecting quote a blank check republicans and democrats have been locked in a dispute over whether spending cuts or tax hikes is the answer to the debt crisis washington watcher matthew beta says the government needs to act fast to avoid an investor exodus. obama and the democrats in congress just want to keep on spending. and so they would like to see the debt ceiling raised so that they can continue to give rewards to their supporters among the labor unions at the various political organizations that are sympathetic to the democratic party's cause the u.s. is able to keep raising its debt ceiling because people investors around the world have confidence in the united states they believe that the u.s. government will honor its outstanding obligations and so as long as people have
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faith in the investors have faith in the u.s. government and its credit worthiness then the u.s. could keep raising its debt ceiling the problem right now is that the debt is so high that that in itself is starting to become a negative factor that could lead to a credit rating downgrade of the united states government if china loses confidence in. america the american government's ability to pay its debts then the u.s. will have nowhere to run to the u.s. would the only would it the only choice it would have would be to keep printing money to inflate the currency run the printing presses and risk devastating hyperinflation or the u.s. government would have to drastically cut spending and implement pretty severe austerity measures. and all the way to talk to north korean diplomat is advice it
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for talks in the u.s. where we ask whether it will revive long stalled negotiations on scrap yards controversial nuclear program. and we hear how washington's internal squabbles are fueling this all the facts to me it's me that rush right and you last get the insight from where russia's nato envoy in a few moments. now the latest threat to middle east peace is a promise by easy to punish the palestinians if they go ahead with plans to declare statehood out the u.n. in september let's considering canceling the landmark ninety ninety three also accord which is the main road map of resolving the middle east conflict well the u.s. is among of the countries refusing to support the palestinians moves towards recognition let's get the view of political writer and blogger emily hauser has hauser thanks very much for joining us now what would ease rail achieve if it cancels the yards
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for going to ward. well it's you know that's an interesting question because it starts with i actually have to back up a little bit to the vocabulary that's been used to cancel the oslo accord. this is an internationally recognized bilateral agreement it's not israel breaking up with her boyfriend you can't just cancel something this is there's not some general in mind that can be done oh this accord was never there however having said that what it will achieve is very little it will it will only make its own position more isolated more difficult to negotiate out of having said that it's also for all the noise that this suggestion has gotten in the press there's also the very real possibility that it doesn't seem to be being considered all that seriously israeli president peres said today that it's just a journalistic rumor was the way he put it which is. seems a bit because it's has israeli officials confirming that it's on the table but the
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report put it as not the leading alternative is the way that it was put so to me it reads as israeli officials. in kind of a state of desperation there's a real whiff of panic to all of this. many israelis though see the palestinians as already having violated also by resorting to armed revolt in two thousand and in two thousand and six as well as voting for hamas and i would such a move by israel really inflict damage. on them for all it's. it's kind of odd to me that israelis and the israeli government refuse to acknowledge the ways in which we and i say we because i'm israeli american the ways in which we have violated the agreement from from i mean the can hardly gone dry we have not once stopped building in the territories we have not one stop adding israelis there and building bypass roads so is violence breaking the agreement yes
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but so are building settlements so are running bombing raids and running raids into the centers of town you know israel has continued with military incursions into areas that were supposed to be entirely under palestinian security control from the very beginning so yes both sides have broken the accords time and again but israel for israel to pretend that they have not is. just gross dishonesty israel is to use strong words saying they will punish the palestinians but also that they say that the palestinians unilateral move for statehood in september will not bring peace what do you think the impact will be on the ground. while on the ground it will not immediately bring peace it won't even immediately bring statehood. hostilities here the palestinians. in the short run it might but in the long run because it's likely to inflame passions on
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the israeli side and lead to israeli violence against palestinians i think it's interesting that the israeli government is using the word punish because that says a lot about the israeli attitude towards the people with whom it's supposedly negotiating right however what the palestinians are proposing and israel and america seem to have not noticed this or refusing to see it is they're proposing going to the international community and saying yes we are part of you we have this state according to limited power and breeze the nine hundred sixty seven borders with negotiated adjustments and we want to live side by side with israel we want to force war forswear violence permanently and become a member of the international community and israel is acting like a bomb has been set off in the knesset. ok well thank you very much for that analysis we do have to see how this will play out and we have our political writer and blogger thank you very much. possible has special
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forces serve populated north after a tit for tat trade that cost tensions a flare up police seize control over one of water crossing while the other two are being blocked by local serbs kossovo the move has been widely condemned by the un and the e.u. among others and it's feared it will stoke ethnic anger kossovo proclaimed its independence in two thousand and eight when it unilaterally split from serbia some six hundred thousand serbs still live in the region refused to recognize its sovereignty because it was independence has been a bone of contention between serbia and the e.u. which is pressing belgrade to recognize cost of oil before it can become a member well for more of that style talks of balkans politics expert marco gets it he joins us live from london thank you for being on the program now you are an expert on the region do you see this situation decide to go to something far worse and if so who should stop it. well there's only one i can stalk you
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should bear in mind the. leaders could have done nothing without the ok from the u.s. administration we know that the u.s. has got a massive investment in course and it's got the biggest military base in the world in terms of your buying in the halls of course of all and so everything that we. talk to is all surprised by washington in the first place so we know who can stop it and it is time for the u.s. administration stopped its extremist puppets and from even further it's trying to get him to. recognize territorial area but we do have nato forces there peacekeepers that have been deployed how deep are fears that this will lead to actual armed conflict. well there is a distinct possibility that if as i say extremist leadership are feeling courage by by even if they feel they can get away with it they will continue this is an opportunist movement a very provocative move of that not very much ruled for president before engaging
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the negotiations in brussels recently because they've used that as a springboard for this and those negotiations and they will them to vary the real story of their activities in terms of organ harvesting and replace it with an entirely different story such as we're seeing today and i think that the same people who ordered organs to be ripped out. over a period of several years are now ordering. you unrecognized. to be ripped out as well so i think we should understand who we're dealing with here and these are their sponsors in washington as i say to put a halt to it if they're serious about peace but looking at the two sides and here is a very interest for them to actually have peace to resolve their issues right if class of zero is to ask for further recognition in serbia for the e.u. membership its consequence move right now like taking two steps back. well the move all the extremists are. certainly two steps back but we should remember that they
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are very sensitive about this particular area in the north of course and because of course this is only been part of course all since one thousand nine hundred fifty six so it's a very tenuous claim they have had so this area on the basis of course of all territorial integrity so they know that so they're trying to take advantage as i say of the current weakness of serbia to further encroach into this u.n. recognized part of serbia soren sarah tree and we should all oppose about ok because it was actually is actually has been conducted here nationally do you think it will face any penalties. i don't think so because it's the sponsor of the extremist albanian leadership been breached in our claim to represent kosovo sponsors in washington are too strong for anyone's a bear to suggest punitive sanctions against them unfortunately but having said that the part of the impossible for all peoples of albanians as well as. is so huge
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that they're suffering already under this combined washington regime which is brought to nothing got poverty and pain and really nothing for the region but bring organ harvesting and pain and poverty that everybody in this region so the course always a failed state of play explains our history can experiments and this kind of expansionism of a failure. ethnic albanian leadership have produced for the world should not be encouraged by the world we should all oppose this because it's yugoslavia yesterday or today you tomorrow ok well thank you very much for your insight there balkans politics expert marco gasket talking to us from london thank you very much for. the r.t. dot com is available around the clock for you to washington is that you choose or here is a selection of what we've lined up for you on line the new york hotel maid who appears as the former i.m.f. chief of sexually assaulting her goes public saying she wants to see dominic straus garden behind bars. heroes of the world unite over
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a report from comic-con and san diego and the biggest expo of fiction spinal stratasys. now a senior north korean diplomat has been invited to new york for talks on how to revive stalled negotiations on its controversial nuclear program also a media suggests he's already on his way to the u.s. now the move comes just days after top nuclear our voice from north and south korea got together for the first time in over two years that's during a security summit in indonesia and there they agreed to return to six party talks as soon as possible. we go see asians broke down after north korea's deadly shelling of an island belonging to the south and what it claims was in response to pull vocative military drills with the u.s. says north korea must dismantle its nuclear facilities before any deal could be reached well joining us now here we are to be a campaign to end the korean war thanks very much for joining us on the program first of all is there a will in north korea to return to the negotiating table. well we should say that
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north korea's position has always been consistent it's always there that everything is on the table. as long as the united states is sincere in ending the current state of war on the korean war so our business first of all signing exceeds treaty to declare a formal edge of the korean war respecting each other's sovereignty and a commitment to non-aggression so that there is a basis of mutual trust to go on to talking of our things that really matter which are eliminating nuclear weapons withdrawing our foreign troops establishing a peace mechanism and then finally leaving the fate of the korean peninsula up to the korean people just kind of having said that though has south korea and the u.s. are planning joint military drills in disputed seas next month which as we've seen in the past north korea always finds provocative was so why do you think the south of the u.s. keep the. well the u.s.
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military needs justifications that maintain its troops in the northeast in that region so that it can pursue its real interest which is to contain china as expansion of power in the region and also to continue to sell its weapons and demonizing north korea as an axis of evil country and we need provides that kind of just. the u.s. has been trying to strengthen its alliances with south korea and japan increasing military exercises in the region building missiles at defense systems and inextricably inextricably linked in south korea and japan and systems words. but the reality is north korea does not provide a threat to south korea or the u.s. and the reality are so is that the u.s. and south korea are facing an economic crisis where their tax dollars can be better stand on rebuilding their domestic economy than provocative war games and they've already cost us lives on the korean peninsula last year and the broader picture though is there anyone who will benefit perhaps has been benefiting from the ongoing tension between the two koreas and it's been going on for
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a while. well the u.s. certainly has its strategic interest in the region and is using that tension as justification to mention its troops in south korea and there's also a long history of the south korean political establishment using national security as justification to style and social dissent at a time of economic crisis where there is civil unrest and before an important election year the south korean government uses national security to arrest and jail leaders of social movements that criticize the government policies but i should mention that there are many many more people who do not benefit from the ongoing tension and every time there is the situation of as going to military tension on the grandkids or i fear. of my family and korean. war exercises that have led to incidents like china and young can be honest you or i gently and they've already cost us lives we should also know us also as i not say in the situation either and
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more and more soldiers are coming forward and talking about exposure to agent orange during their stay in korea and lastly more of maintaining troops and this at a state of readiness for war are costing billions of dollars in taxpayer money for our countries and got to see a lot of i do want to ask you very briefly do you think that north korea is ever likely to give up its atomic additional safir everything is said and done. well there is one thing that distinguishes north korea from other nuclear weapon states in the world and that is that it is the only country that has their head that it's willing to give denmark in exchange for a guarantee that the u.s. will not attack it and north korea has been very consistent it has said that everything is on the table as long as the u.s. is here but it has to be a process mutual disarmament you can't realistically expect north korea just simply
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give up it's only deterrence capability. unless the u.s. is also willing to take steps and to it's going to work against that simulate the collapse of a north korean regime is a good start ok thank you very much there for your insight here really from the campaign to end the korean war thank you. no agreement appears no closer between the u.s. and russia on how to develop missile defense in europe and that's this fight despite further talks in washington this tuesday nato says the system is designed to protect the european continent from countries like iran but russia fears the project is aimed at its military might and is offering alternatives for the u.s. this policy ahead with its plan despite objections from the kremlin russian's envoy to nato was at tuesday's talks and afterwards he told r.t. the washington has to overcome its inner divisions. if you will there are questions that remain unanswered if missile threats against europe come from the south why is
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the us placing part of its military infrastructure in the north close to russia's borders this is the question we can't get an answer to when we ask for legal guarantees that the system is not aimed at russia we're told there's a big conflict between republicans and democrats in congress and they start to explain that conflict but we're not interested in that but what's important for us is that the u.s. is behind this project and they should provide security for all the partners russia is very flexible if for some fabricated political reasons they have rejected our suggestion to integrate our means of anti missile defense then there's another screen it could be cooperation between two independent systems that if nato wants to defend itself that's no problem but if russia wants to provide its him security so be it otherwise it's like when you come home and discover somebody else's bodyguard sitting in your bedroom he's been sent to provide your security who's going to like that so we form our suggestions are rejected and it's understood that iran is just a reason to have the plan to go to russia's nuclear potential is the real target
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then russia will come up with its own military response which nobody is going to like. until the so set of convicted oil tycoon hey i heard of course he is being considered for parole in northern russia but prison officials say that if there is not to serve release the guards at the level they have current jail questioned his conduct in custody and say he's not fit for the east or that's the spite of his previous president the moscow giving him a positive reference or the hearing will oversee about a wednesday that's one that would have been his former business partner we have heard of course these were jailed for fraud and tax evasion in two thousand and five they've already served half of his term said to be released in twenty six to. well that's all the latest in business with kareena. i will concede business thanks for joining us our russia is looking forward to
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expand its profits ization program to spur economic growth temporary prime minister laid out the new plan that was disclosed by a bit of a c news paper he suggests the full privatization of fourteen state companies by two thousand and seventeen however according to the plan the government will keep controlling stakes in infrastructure of companies like russian real ways and transnational. the moment for privatization is gathering. but this is the probably a function of the fight that we're going to face to do there's. still so much about the money or those secrets remember the money and go to the original plan was for thirty three billion dollars would be raised to give one hundred twenty three of them to others but this is probably possible majority of smoke my position programs for him the key here is the state owned companies are more efficiently run the point is to get the government to your corner me and her over to the private sector
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so this will have hopefully. impacts in terms of improving productivity. and that's going to check a little picture on the markets well bounce back from earlier losses amid weaker dollar however prices remain under pressure as a result of washington's wrangling over the u.s. debt ceiling and stocks in the u.s. are makes this hour the dow jones extending losses into a third session i lawmakers in washington remained in a standoff over how to contend with federal debt shares a case to hold the shares of a case to holding corp fell thirteen percent after the company forecast a drop is third quarter shipments to too high costs for raw materials now here in russia markets closed mixed will be r.t.s. pointing upwards. nearly eight point three percent russia is my six declined for the third day. the raising and early gain of as much as point four percent. now all majors were among the main losers in midweek accrued and half
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a percent down last over a third of a percent bucking the trend is called game point three percent up because that gold purchased eighty nine percent of the company who of course take over. that wraps up today's trade. in terms of training will and the market remains very quiet investors are watchfully not trying to change and change their positioning. versus aleutian of the situation in europe and the us the focus of attention in the morning was was on the old prices and a slightly more prosaic mood in asia but later on i was to new york to visit disappeared as in reality there are no real buyers and the oil price is unfortunately not really translating. the prices of russian stocks it is a little bit but not to the extent you would hope and that's how it looks and it went through the quote close to there's likely be you know so basically no particularly serious moments and. that's all the business we have for years away
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